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Monday, October 22, 2012

LOVE my Fab 4!!!

I am SO excited to have all of us back together again! Nothing like good buds to keep you and your nonsense and excuses in check!

I've got workouts planned, healthy food stocked and I'm chugging the emoticon like nobody's business. I am giving these flabby thighs and saggy gut the what-for! Sometimes I have to laugh at how gung ho I can get while still dreading every workout and plate full of vegetables LOL

Even with the help of the Fabulous 4, I'm still not at the point where all of this is not a struggle. I don't know if I ever will be at that point, but what's different now is that beating back the doubts and laziness FEELS BETTER than giving into it. It's there, the comfy couch, the bag of doritos and cherry coke...they are all there in my head beckoning for me to just give in. But I don't. And every success just feeds the fire for the next success.

Now my girls are with me, and there's nothing we can't do!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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AWOLF24 10/22/2012 2:44PM

    Don't lie. I know you don't hate veggies. Exercise...ok, some days you can hate that. LOL

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Love that you made a F4 out of emoticons!!!!!!

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SASSYDREAMER 10/22/2012 11:48AM

    Yeah we are!!! Wohooo!!!

And mmmm. Cherry Coke. Meanie head. LOL.

SO EXCITED FOR US!

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Onward and Downward Again!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wow, so okay, I haven't blogged in a loooong time!

September was a VERy busy month, an out of town trip to the Smoky Mountains and a wedding for dear, close friends and my 8th wedding anniversary...we were all over the place, and natch, so were my diet and exercise habits!

The good news is that the scale is still moving down, and I've officially lost 15 pounds from when I re-committed in May. That's not a lot, I KNOW, but it IS, considering that I hadn't lost 15 pounds in oh, say, 3 or 4 YEARS of "trying".

I took a break from the gym in September, but have been working on gearing myself back up. I went twice last week, KILLED my legs in an awesome workout last Friday and spent the weekend trying to stretch them out! You'll be glad to know that I got it done, and reported for cardio at 5:30 AM!!

I also signed up for the SP Virtual 5k, which I am "training" for...I've already run a 5k on the tready, and it was hard(and I took (foh-ev-uh), but I am upping my mileage and the duration of my run/walk ratio. I would like to run the whole thing without stopping and should be in good shape to do so by the time the enf of the month rolls around.

That's really it, working out more, and actually eating less junk and more healthfully. I've changed my weight loss goal to reflect where I want to be at the end of the year: 180 pounds. That's 16 pounds in 11 weeks, which amounts to just under a pound and a half a week. It's a little more than what I have been experiencing, but with the holidays creeping up, I've got to aim high or I'll just give up/in and do the whole thing over starting Jan 1....which has gotten me NOWHERE!!!

So breaking it down:

-stick to calorie range 1200-1500
-10 glasses of water, 8 is a given already
-more whole foods, less processed
-3 running workouts, 2 strength EVERY WEEK
-positivity in all things!

I declared to my (tiny, thin, never works out) office mate this morning that "I will be skinny"!!!

(Healthy, happy, in-shape are all implied) emoticon emoticon

  
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AWOLF24 10/16/2012 4:28PM

    WOOHOO CindyLou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome awesome all around! And a huge emoticon on your 15 pounds lost so far!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SASSYDREAMER 10/15/2012 11:16AM

    WHOO! Sounds awesome. Can't wait to hear how it all goes...

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PURPLEVALENTINE 10/15/2012 10:08AM

    Awesome job!!! You are doing so well!! I love all the positivity!! I hope I can do the same!! emoticon

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YOGAWITCH 10/15/2012 9:17AM

    Great job on the weight loss

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Still banking those fitness minutes...still feeling it!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Oh, the strain I have put on my poor 34 year-old knees by carrying this extra weight around for so long! I think they would probably be okay if my office wasn't in a historical home that has steps from the parking lot, steps to the front door and my desk on the second floor. EVERY DAY with the steps!!!

Whine much? I know there are people that live in homes with steps, but I don't and my knees don't take kindly to all this up and down after running and strength training. And I'm not overdoing it, I promise! Crunch, crunch, crunch...I can hear them!

BUT...it's all worth the crunchy knees. I'm keeping my eye on the long-term prize. I've lost a few pounds, but you've got to hold on to those non-scale victories because the SOB isn't budging this week! I feel better as a whole, feel "slimmer" even though my weight is basically been the same for the past month.

I received a trophy for 1000 fitness minutes last month and I couldn't believe it...that brings my 5-year total to about 2000 minutes LMAO.

My husband has taken to calling me the "Workout Warrior" and even though he likes to tease, I can tell he's proud of me, and that feels really good :) I know that my body is changing and getting stronger and I'm healthier every day, and I love that. Now I just have to keep going to SEE the changes! That's what it's all about.

Have a great weekend, Sparkfriends!!!

  


Hurts so good!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Whew! I have been packing in the fit-NASS the past few days! Gym workout Friday and this morning and a KILLER hour of Zumba on Saturday!! Yes, for me, that's packing it in :)

I have picked my first 5k as the YMCA's Trick or Trot on October 26. It's a night race, and they want costumes, so I'll have to think of something funny and wearable for a 5k. I found a training plan online that is a good fit for me...I'm kind of past the beginning stages of C25K, my last uninterrupted run was 17 minutes/little over a mile. I don't think I could go back to jog/walk increments in the short bursts at the beginning of C25k, so I'm gonna give this thing a whirl! It's by Hal Higdon, I have no idea who that is, but it's 3 runs, a long walk and 1 mandatory rest day. The other 2 days are rest or run/walk, but I'll be using those as strength training days.

I'm actually excited to have a race to train for and a training plan! NOW it's time to get this nutrition in order!!! I have been steadily losing, but I've been losing VERY slowly due to my ability to stay within my calorie range but still not eat the RIGHT foods. Meal planning and workout planning are on the agenda for today!

Onward and DOWNWARD!!!

  
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PURPLEVALENTINE 8/27/2012 8:08PM

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RAINTHIEF 8/27/2012 4:45PM

    Looking forward to those Trick or Trot pics! Rock on! emoticon

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SKFEREBEE 8/27/2012 11:17AM

    That is great! The strength training in your lower body is really beneficial to your runs so it sounds like you have an awesome plan. Don't know if I could run in costume, unless I dressed like one of the runners from the London Olympics. Let us know what you come up with :o)

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LOSE4LIFE47 8/27/2012 10:01AM

    Best wishes to you.

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This running "thing"

Monday, August 13, 2012

I treadmill'ed it again yesterday at the gym and actually kept a steady pace for 12 consecutive minutes. That's the longest stretch I've run since high school...and that 12 minutes was the mile I HAD to run for P.E.! I kept going another 13 minutes, varying between fast walking, regular jogging pace and SPRINTS!!! I did 3 30-second sprints at speed 6.0 on the treadmill...I have no idea what actual speed that is, but it felt FAST!!

I've researched some local 5k's and am DEFINITELY doing our local Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, but there are two races in October that I have my eye on. It might be time to register and get a solid training schedule in place. Wow. An actual event to train for. I've never TRAINED for anything athletic before. Amazing feeling, actually - even just thinking about it makes me excited and proud!

I only lost a pound over the past two weeks, but my body fat when down a % and I lost a 1/2 inch in my waist, so those are positive NSV's in my pocket. That and the fact that I am sleeping like a log at night. Hit the hay before 9 pm last night and didn't wake until the alarm at 6:30. LOVE IT!

  
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AGK3112 8/26/2012 8:08PM

    wonderful..And I am sure that you get success.. emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEVALENTINE 8/20/2012 8:46AM

    Awesome!!! I love to hear all this fabulousness!! You are rockin it girl!! emoticon emoticon

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BEN09262009 8/13/2012 2:14PM

    I love how working out makes me sleep so much better. Luckily, my 2 year old son has decided to sleep all night this past week as well! Way to go on the run! I'm working my way back up there and doing the couch 2 5K program right now to ease my way back into the running!

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SOON2BSMALL1313 8/13/2012 1:47PM

    awesome work!!!! good luck on your training!!!!

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